A prototype device that can accurately measure total hemoglobin continuously and noninvasively, designed by Masimo, Irvine, Calif, has won the “Excellence in Technology Innovation” award at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA).

“This is the third time Masimo technology has won such a prestigious award from the Society of Technology in Anesthesia,” said Joe E. Kiani, Founder & CEO of Masimo. “In 1995, we won the Excellence in Technology Innovation award for the foundational technology of Masimo SET, the first pulse oximetry technology to provide accurate and reliable SpO2 measurements during motion and low peripheral perfusion. Last year, Masimo Rainbow SET won the Application of Technology award for creating the first technology to provide noninvasive measurement of carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin levels in the blood, and this year we are honored with the Excellence in Technology Innovation award for our latest work on continuous and noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring.”

Masimo intends for this application to become part of the Rainbow SET platform. Masimo Rainbow SET is a platform that currently allows for the noninvasive measurement of many blood constituents.